YouTube to McCain: You Made Your DMCA Bed, Lie in It | Threat Level from Wired.com
YouTube on Tuesday rebuffed a request from John McCain’s presidential campaign to examine fair-use issues more carefully before yanking campaign videos in response to DMCA takedown notices.
“Lawyers and judges constantly disagree about what does and does not constitute fair-use,” YouTube’s general counsel Zahavah Levine wrote in a letter Tuesday. “No number of lawyers could possibly determine with a reasonable level of certainty whether all the videos for which we receive disputed takedown notices qualify as fair-use.”
“We hope that as a content uploader, you have gained a sense of some of the challenges we face everyday in operating YouTube,” she added.